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Poster: DeadATL Date: Apr 26, 2012 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Dead at funerals

Please excuse the pun - there was no way around it...

In response to the lovely pictures of Mandojammer's daughter's wedding, someone asked if any Dead tunes were played at the reception. I was recently doing some estate planning with my folks and funerals, not weddings, are on my mind. I plan to have fairly conventional Christian burial, but the idea of the Garcia/Grisman/Rice Amazing Grace worked in somehow is appealing to me. Does anyone have instructions to family to play any Dead or Dead-related mussic at their funeral?

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Apr 26, 2012 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

I second Ripple. Also, Attics of My Life from American Beauty sounds like, and can be easily interpreted by non-Deadhead as, a traditional hymn to the Creator.

I've often thought the Beatles' Across the Universe would be another appropriate choice.

Depending on the personality of the deceased, GDTRFB might be an upbeat way to end the ceremony. :-)

This post was modified by Dhamma1 on 2012-04-26 21:42:32

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 27, 2012 4:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Or "Mama Tried" :)

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Poster: CarrionCrow Date: Apr 27, 2012 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Please play IAONBB at my graveside. Nod to Dylan and the dead.

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Poster: beep* Date: Apr 26, 2012 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Well, maybe To lay Me Down, however not necessarily this version, even though it's pretty cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyS1bmRJB8k&;feature=related

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Poster: scotch_glass Date: Apr 26, 2012 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

I hope Brokedown Palace and Black Peter will be played at mine, arrangements have not been made yet though.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Apr 27, 2012 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

I'd like a good Knockin, maybe from that 9/90 Meadowlands run (though Vince's keys kind of distract there) or Pittsburgh 7/90.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 26, 2012 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

I personally would like to have either DP 23 (1972-09-17) The Other One played, its about as spiritual a piece of music I think i've ever heard.

Though DP 36 Dark Star > Morning Dew might be even more perfect.

You may say, well thats a minimum of 39 minutes of music, too bad. I'd like to have a part of the funeral where people can choose to sit through it or not, but I definitely want some dead bumped to send me off. And if im not buried in a dead t shirt, shame on you mama!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Apr 26, 2012 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

I want a good 1967-69 Death Don't Have No Mercy played at mine. My preference would be the 4-22-69 Ark show.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 26, 2012 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Thank you--my thoughts exactly. I guess we represent the dark side. Except for consideration of my loved ones, I'd go with 4-6-69.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Apr 26, 2012 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

The Sugaree from DP10, and play it loud!

I'm betting on having enough lead time so I can disappear into the ONP never to be seen again, then there would only be a memorial service as the vacant body would be feeding the bears somewhere deep in the woods,far from a trail. Since that is where I go these days when I want a spiritual "experience" that is where I want to be when I escape this mortal coil.

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Poster: deadheadhippy Date: Apr 26, 2012 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

HES GONE BIRD SONG

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Poster: pdm59 Date: Apr 26, 2012 8:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Death Don't Have No Mercy. The dark side? Perhaps or maybe just a fine sense of humor.
Comes A Time would be nice also.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 26, 2012 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

The Wheel...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 26, 2012 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

You bet....

Brokedown Palace, Winterland 6/8/77 will be played at mine.

Although, I'm having my funeral like Morrie did in "Tuesdays With Morrie" - I plan on being there so I can hear all the nice thngs people are going to say and enjoy all the good food.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 26, 2012 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Yes, the lyrics flub would be a fine commentary on the fallibility of all human life.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 26, 2012 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

A very close friend's younger brother died years ago and when we scattered his ashes along the river/creek bed on their land in Mendocino County (within shouting distance of the hog farm) we all sang, through tears, Brokedown Palace. It was, to say the least, very moving.

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Apr 26, 2012 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Attics as intro music( a tribute to my wonderful wife). Then Black Muddy River as a moment of silence kind of thing. Brokedown as the ceremony ends, and folks are waiting to file out.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 27, 2012 4:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Can't believe nobody's mentioned "One Kind Favor" ("see that my grave is kept clean ...")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZZSdhz9GrI&;feature=related

I agree with you on Black Muddy River too, though it gets no love around here.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Apr 27, 2012 5:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

What about Sing me Back Home.It's a church gospel sounding song to begin with.

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Poster: bahbah Date: Apr 27, 2012 4:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

And we bid you goodnight

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2012 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Yes, we have done this many (yikes...well, four now and counting) times...my suggestions:

Use R Hunter's solo version of BofRain (DEAD is too upbeat; use it during "party" later if appropriate; use Hunter during "service").

BDPal/Ripple from AmBeat, use during "service".

[By service I mean the period of reflection, comments on the deceased, etc.; party, so to speak, Wake in our family, is later, and thus more a celebration...]

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Poster: DeadATL Date: Apr 26, 2012 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

I figured I wouldn't be breaking new ground. But, if I need to offer original insights or questions on the forum, I wouldn't have much to say.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2012 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

What's "an original thought"?

Have I ever posted such a thing?

And look where it's got me: people post stuff just for ME now...infamous? Anything to get me from posting about CREAM? Or, 68?

;)

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Poster: beep* Date: Apr 26, 2012 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

CREAM!!
Slowwwly I turned.....step by step.....inch by inch.....

;)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 27, 2012 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

You bat rastard.......



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Poster: reviewr Date: Apr 27, 2012 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Cream?

You might be thinking of The Three Stooges.

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Poster: beep* Date: Apr 28, 2012 12:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

Probably. I hope Mando's nasal passages will forgive me.

http://archive.org/details/SusquehannaHatCompany

And of course:
http://archive.org/details/NiagaraFalls_725

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 30, 2012 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAmKsqhH_m4&;feature=player_embedded

Ooops I guess that's not Dead

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Apr 26, 2012 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead at funerals

this 74' truckin will do it for my mine.http://archive.org/details/gd74-08-06.merin.weiner.gdADT.5914.sbefail.shnf "got my chips cashed in"!!